New out in Goochland County is a Mexican restaurant. (no, not Peppers
, that placed closed probably because they made the blandest tacos I ever tasted) Frida's Mexican Restaurante
, which also has a location Parham, has opened in Goochland County. Looking forward to trying that even though Mexican is not necessarily my favorite Aw Shucks
is a gas station in Hylas (near the intersection of Ashland Road and Pouncey Tract) with an attached cafeteria style restaurant. So far they have pretty good fried chicken (though I like the Wise Choice Citgo down near I64 a bit better). Right now also serving burgers and pizza and some breakfast items. But next week they start serving more items including some sort of pork steak and fish. They have only been opened for a couple of weeks; they also have a car wash if you are so inclined. Also they have a decent beer selection for a c-store, I picked up some Legend Ale and a 40 of Sam Adams Octoberfest to take home. Halligan Bar
's short pump location still not quite ready but getting close
No word on Buz and Ned's
expanded location. They have had that location for 2 years now and not opened it. It was originally promised in the Spring of 2010, then the summer, then the fall, then spring 2011, now on their website says "Late Summer 2011". . Changed contractors at least once, possibly more times. Who knows.
Between Halligan and Buz in the west end , one of them may end up being my favorite Q joint, probably will end up to which I will get to go to first.
Which reminds me, the menu at the Hogshead Cafe
has expanded a bit. A bunch of good down home southern stuff on the (still small) menu now so I will have to go back, especially since they have had oysters a lot lately. And I have not tried their Memphis Rub ribs yet. They put their daily special blackboard on their FB page.